EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2007 Num. article: 2007/084

Participation of the nursery industry in controlling invasive alien plants in France: a charter with retailers

In France, the ‘Conservatoire Botanique National’ of Bailleul has recently established a charter with plant retailers on a voluntary basis. The ‘Conservatoire Botanique National’ of Bailleul is committing to providing all necessary informative material (booklets, posters, etc.) and advices to retailers.

Retailers voluntarily commit themselves to:
  • withdrawing from sale within 6 months agreeing to the charter the following very invasive species:
    • Ailanthus altissima (Simaroubaceae) (EPPO List of Invasive Alien Plants),
    • Azolla filiculoides (Azollaceae) (EPPO List of IAP),
    • Crassula helmsii (Crassulaceae) (EPPO A2 List),
    • Heracleum mantegazzianum (Apiaceae) (EPPO List of IAP),
    • Hydrocotyle ranunculoides (Apiaceae) (EPPO A2 List),
    • Ludwigia grandiflora and L. peploides (Onagraceae) (EPPO List of IAP),
    • Myriophyllum aquaticum (Haloragaceae) (EPPO List of IAP),
    • Prunus serotina (Rosaceae) (EPPO List of IAP),
    • Reynoutria japonica, R. sacchalinensis and R. x bohemica (Polygonaceae) (EPPO List of IAP).
  • providing information about the invasive behaviour of the following traded species with advice on good practices and substitute plants:
    • Aster spp. (Asteraceae),
    • Bambusa spp. (Poaceae),
    • Baccharis halimifolia (Asteraceae) (EPPO List of IAP),
    • Buddleja davidii (Buddlejaceae) (EPPO List of IAP),
    • Cortaderia selloana (Poaceae) (EPPO List of IAP),
    • Egeria densa (Hydrocharitaceae) (EPPO List of IAP),
    • Elodea canadensis (Hydrocharitaceae),
    • Elodea nuttallii (Hydrocharitaceae) (EPPO List of IAP),
    • Impatiens glandulifera (Balsaminaceae) (EPPO List of IAP),
    • Lagarosiphon major (Hydrocharitaceae) (EPPO List of IAP),
    • Mahonia aquifolium (Berberidaceae),
    • Robinia pseudoacacia (Fabaceae),
    • Rosa rugosa (Rosaceae).
  • providing customers with informative documents produced by the ‘Conservatoire Botanique National’ de Bailleul such as good practices for the use of aquatic plants.


Direction Régionale de l’Environnement Picardie – Les plantes invasives.
http://www.picardie.ecologie.gouv.fr/Dossier_Nature/Plantes_Invasives/Plantes_Inv2005.htm (in French)
Contact: Nicolas Borel, Conservatoire Botanique national de Bailleul, Picardie, France. n.borel@cbnbl.org